Saturday morning, as I was sitting the barber’s chair, I received a call from a distraught Ryan. Ryan and his fiancé had lost their engagement ring somewhere near their yard. Apparently, just as they were parking their car the night before, a difference of opinion caused the ring to exit their vehicle at a high rate of speed. They looked everywhere together in the high grass; Ryan even tried using his metal detector … to no avail. I told Ryan that since we are certain that the ring is in the area, we have a high chance of recovery and that I will be there first thing in the morning.
When I arrived the next day, Ryan was happy to see me and I was anxious to find that ring! After getting more details I started out in the area where we thought the ring would be; I used Chris Turner’s sample ring with the flagging tape trick. 😉 My first sweep of this larger area produced no ring, just bottle caps and other junk.
After about 20 minutes of searching and expanding my area a light rain had started to fall, determined to reunite Ryan and his fiancé with their ring I pushed on. I had a brief flashback of my previous recovery, where I found the ring just as the rain was starting to fall.
Ryan had mentioned that it might have fallen out as he exited his vehicle that night. (the ring did ricochet off the door) So I started at the top of the patch of grass next to his vehicle and just near the end I heard a clear, loud sound – my reading indicated that it was very shallow. Just as I was sticking my pro-pointer into the grass to locate the item, I saw a silver sparkle. There it was!
I was happy and excited to tell them the good news. Yet before sharing in the jubilation, I made my way to the car to put the detector away and close my truck since it was raining. At that moment I saw Ryan come out of the house to meet me, he looked a little disappointed as if he thought that I had given up because of the rain. I showed him the ring and he had a smile from ear to ear! His fiancé came out of the house and there were hugs all around.
We were all so happy to have found the ring; they were very thankful, relieved and gracious with their reward. What a great couple and I wish them well.